I shift my furniture around like most people change shoes. I have always had this issue. I can't fully explain the affliction. I use to think it was because the furniture I had wasn't working, thus leading me to shift it around in a need to find a solution. But now that I have a grouping that I adore, I still find myself doing this, so I surmise it is just me needing a change.
The good news here is when I switch the furniture, it gives me a chance to thoroughly vacuum and spot clean my area rugs. It makes the room seem fresher. It make me feel better. My family watches with those faces that read, "Here she goes again!" Oh well, at least they try and hide the face and most of the time help with the heavy lifting.
There is a lot going on in my living room. I have a total of 11 different fabrics with varying patterns all in one color palette. I also have a few hand painted pieces in the room and lime green walls to top it all off. So when I set out to find something fresh for my coffee table, I thought I was in for a challenge.
I got lucky at my first stop, Pier One Imports. I knew I wanted something neutral, but striking and when I saw these lanterns I got excited. The height was perfect and wouldn't block the view of the television. (I have had this problem before and my family lets me know it!) My hesitation was that a lantern by itself was too small for the space on this huge pine coffee table. I needed something clean and simple. I just didn't want to add a bunch of accents. I wanted it uncluttered. What's a girl to do....thinking thinking thinking.....
Then I came up with it! Since they were on a super duper markdown, I would buy three of them and set them side by side!! Yeah! Me! Great idea!! Making sure I could return them, I purchased them, ran home, tried them out, loved them and returned for candles. (This only after stopping at the Dollar Store to find no candles.)
Lucky me again! I found three plain white citronella candle on the summer clearance rack for 2 bucks a piece. They had this summer yellow and lime paper on them, but I knew I could change that. Got home, cut up some strips of burlap, tied them off with jute, and wallah! Perfect!
I used a natural reed table runner on top of with the backside of another, wider, fabric table cover that I picked up a while back at a yard sale. I love the way they turned out and love the new furniture layout. Fun.